Barnsley have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Stoke; they’ve never previously won 30 league games in a row against the Stoke.
Stoke have won just two of their 10 England Championship away games against Barnsley (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/02/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Barnsley and Stoke have finished level, with the Barnsley winning 99 to Stoke four. Only Barnsley v Stoke and Barnsley v Stoke have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Barnsley have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Barnsley winning 61 of their 87 such games (86%). Meanwhile, only Stoke (61%) have a lower such win rate than Stoke (76% - 44%).
Barnsley haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Barnsley went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Stoke are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 81 time 24/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Barnsley in 24/02/2021.
Barnsley have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 77 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 90 matches in the competition.
Stoke boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Barnsley, since winning his very first such encounter with Barnsley in 24/02/2021 (1-0).
Barnsley has been involved in 44 of Barnsley’s 97 shots in the England Championship so far this season (99 shots, 16 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 48 efforts last time out against Barnsley (16 shots, 85 chances created).
Stoke has been involved in six goals in his 54 England Championship games against Barnsley (33 goals, 57 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 72 vs Stoke).